SLT Posted February 18, 2006 Share Posted February 18, 2006 Hi there, I haven't been here in quite some time but I know what an amazing place this is. I don't have a lot of time to come here and be a part of things but quietly reading this board has been a tremendous help to me and my family. My Dad has been doing well for so long but things have changed for us over the past few months. Dad has taken little treatment and opted for quality of life - he just turned 74. As long as Dad was doing well, we were just waiting until we needed treatment. Well we decided the time had come and luckily for us, just as we felt he needed treatment, my Dad's health plan covered Tarceva (in Canada it's not so easy to get Tarceva). Well, he started having headaches and he's had a lot of muscle pain in his legs the past month. He's been fatigued but not enough to stop him from doing the things he enjoys. They did a CAT scan and there is showing one small lesion in the brain. When my Dad had radiation to the primary tumour over 1.5 years ago, it shrunk it by half. Should he respond the same to radiation of this brain met? We're seeing Dad's oncologist next week but I'm wondering if Tarceva will still be given and if so does it pass the blood brain barrier? Thank you so much in advance. This has been our second major bump in the road and it has me really worried. I know there are people on these boards surviving with brain mets and that helps me keep positive...but it's so hard!!! Thanks again, Sherri Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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